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Sileby, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Sileby, a village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands on the M.R., on which it has a station, 1½ mile E by N of Mountsorrel, and 5 SE from Loughborough. It consists chiefly of two streets, crossing each other nearly at right angles, is traversed by the railway on a lofty embankment and viaduct, and has a post and money order office under Loughborough; telegraph office at the railway station. The parish comprises 2295 acres; population, 2380. The manor belongs to the Pochin family. The manufacture of hosiery and of boots and shoes is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £230 with residence. The church is an ancient building of granite, in the Decorated Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a fine lofty pinnacled tower, and was restored at a cost of £6000 in 1880. An ancient elm in the churchyard measures about 30 feet in circumference. There are also Roman Catholic, Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels. A cemetery of two acres, with two mortuary chapels, was formed in 1881.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishSileby St. Mary 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionBarrow-upon-Soar 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sileby from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE12
Post TownLoughborough